Romaine Vessel Sinks November 04th, 2017 - 15:01:39
Bathroom vessel sinks complement a broad spectrum of bath installations from contemporary to traditional. This now ubiquitous bath sink form can be purchased in a range of materials, shapes and colors and a variety of styles from classic craftsman to modern contemporary. Popular material choices include vitreous porcelain & stoneware, cast iron, tempered glass, stainless steel, bronze, copper, quarried stone of many patterns and hues and even resin impregnated wood. The exceptional selection of colors, surface finishes and textural detail offers unlimited design opportunities.
Whichever mounting method you use, you will want to install the drain in the vessel before installing the sink to the counter surface. Drains for vessel sinks come in two basic configurations. Does your vessel have an overflow? If so, you will need a standard drain. However, most vessel sinks do not have an overflow and will need a "vessel style drain". Vessel drains come in many different styles and finishes. These drains do not have a "pop up" assembly. Some are referred to as "grid drains" (referring to the "grid configuration" on the top of the drain). Grid drains were designed to let the water flow out of the basin but catch larger objects from heading down the drain.
For an above counter installation, you will need a hole that is large enough to accommodate the drain assembly. This is the plumbing hardware that allows the sink to drain the water. If the bottom of your vessel is flat, then the installation is straightforward. The only thing we would recommend is a bead of silicone under the sink and around the edge to prevent water on the countertop from working its way underneath the vessel. If the vessel has a rounded shape - as with most glass vessel sinks - you have two options. You can either use a vessel mounting ring (sometimes these are provided with the sink) or you will need to provide a mounting hole directly in the countertop.
Vessel sinks can add so much style to a bathroom. The look of the sinks, are like no other, and you will know what I mean if you see the sinks. These sinks are one-of-a-kind, and because they can create such an amazing atmosphere in the bathroom, I will strongly urge each client of mine to consider installing them before selling their house. I have literally seen the sinks sell houses all on their own.